Definitions

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  • adj. able to be flooded

Etymologies

flood +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In other twentieth-century neighborhoods, some homeowners are similarly designing ground floors as "floodable" car garages or children's play spaces.

    John McQuaid: New Orleans Is Not a Libertarian Experiment

  • (The designers were so committed to the possibilities of the theatrical experience that they also built a huge floodable area in front of the stage, so miniature naval battles could also be staged.)

    Gerald Sindell: The Universal Rules of Framing Part II: What Does The Proscenium Frame?

  • According to some estimates, by the year 2030, the potential floodable area of the coastline will reach 70% and would involve 1-2 kilometers (km) of the coast and possibly be more severe toward the Occidental Swamp (up to 4 km).

    Cuban wetlands

  • Rippstein et al. recognize three types of landscape: the foothills, the alluvial plains and the highlands, that may be divided in well-drained highplains and floodable highplains.

    Llanos

  • One levy held back the Mississippi, the other a lake or floodable land.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • The whole flood insurance program needs to be revamped in order to remove the protection for any structure not already built in a floodable area.

    CNN Transcript Oct 21, 2005

  • The steep slopes and floodable areas at the bottom of the site meant that many people would soon have to be moved out, yet there was nowhere for them to go until alternative, more acceptable sites were made available, he said.

    Media Newswire

  • Navy Austin class LPD; it has a large helicopter flight deck and a floodable bay that could fit up to 4 air cushion landing crafts (LCAC).

    Defense Tech

  • As a matter of fact, Madagascar is trapped in their own deep floodable trench now ...

    AllAfrica News: Latest

  • The country's economic upsurge is powered largely by transnational industries scouring indigenous lands for mineral-rich veins, windy plains and floodable canyons.

    Grist - the Latest from Grist

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